The University Galleries are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. We are closed during all University semester breaks.
Through the promotion of the visual arts, the University Galleries educate and serve the University's students, faculty and staff, as well as the diverse communities of the surrounding tri-state area. The Merion Hall Gallery hosts seven shows from September through August. The first six feature professional artists, who are mostly but not exclusively from the area. (Submission of CDs for consideration is open to the public, please see below.) The seventh is the Senior Arts Thesis Exhibition that highlights the year-long projects of the Senior Art Majors. The Boland Hall gallery selects an alumnus to exhibit at the beginning of each school year. The remainder of the year focuses on student work. We also feature the work of our summer scholar students frequently throughout the year.
OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS - Merion Hall Gallery
The first six exhibitions are open to professional artists. If you would like to be considered for a show, please submit the following:
~ Twenty JPEGS. No more than five detail shots. Title each file with your last name followed by the number in which you wish you images to be viewed. For example: Smith1, Smith2, Smith3, etc. No powerpoint presentations.
~ Image list with numbers that correspond with your JPEGS. Include title, size, medium and year. Include this on the disc and a hard copy as well.
~ Resume with mailing address, email address and phone number. Include this on the disc and a hard copy as well.
~ Artist's statement. Include this on the disc and a hard copy as well.
~ Self-addressed stamped envelope only if you would like your disc returned.
Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395
Attn: Open Call
The deadline for submission is January 31 for the following school year schedule. The Exhibitions Committee reviews the work and the artists are notified by the end of March. We consider work in all media and all subject matter. Chosen artists are responsible for shipping/transporting their work to and from the gallery.
If you would like to receive our monthly exhibition announcements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address, and you will be added to our mailing list.
Gallery Exhibition Research Assistant (GERA) Program
Saint Joseph's University, Art Department
The Gallery Exhibition Research Assistant (GERA) program offers valuable and interesting volunteer work experience for Saint Joseph's University students interested in the arts.
As part of this program, students work with both of SJU’s galleries in Boland Hall and Merion Hall doing the following:
- Interviewing artists and professors
- Conducting research
- Writing texts about the exhibitions for use on the gallery walls as well as for publicity on the gallery website
- Helping install the exhibits
This experience is especially valuable for students looking for jobs in the arts (looks great on resumes).
Guidance is provided by Art History Program Director, Dr. Emily Hage, and Associate Gallery Director, Jeanne Bracy.